In this article, we’ll learn 59 alternative ways to say ‘in conclusion.’ In other words, you’re going to learn some synonyms of the common expression.
If you find yourself using the words ‘in conclusion’ a lot and wish you knew of other ways to say it, then you’ve come to the right place.
So you want to learn new ways to say ‘in conclusion?’ Whether it’s for a formal or more casual setting, knowing alternative words for this popular expression can always come in handy.
So without further ado, let’s dive in.
First of all, what does ‘in conclusion’ mean? That’s an excellent place to start.
Here are some examples of texts where you’ll often (if not always) find a conclusion:
For example, any well-structured blog deserves to be concluded. If you scroll to the end of any of our articles, you’ll always find that the very last section is a conclusion section where we summarize what was learned throughout the blog and any final thoughts on the topic.
The expression ‘in conclusion’ is often used in formal writing, such as academic essays or research papers, because those are the kinds of writing that require one. But if there’s one crucial thing in a well-written paper, it’s avoiding repetition and showing that you have a wide and varied vocabulary.
Is that you? Are you currently writing an academic paper or other text you hope to impress with? If so, this section is for you.
Here are some alternative ways to say ‘in conclusion’ in a formal setting:
1. By way of conclusion
2. To conclude
3. On a final note
4. To summarize
5. In closing
6. All things considered
8. In brief
10. For all intents and purposes
11. In essence
12. The bottom line is
13. To bring things to a close
14. To wrap things up
15. The main takeaway
16. If you take anything from this, let it be that
17. As I've demonstrated
18. As has been shown
20. To review
21. By way of final observation
22. In a nutshell
24. Long story short
25. All in all
26. At the end of the day
27. So what I’m saying is
28. The gist of it is
29. On the whole
30. To sum up
31. To get to the point
32. After all is said and done
There are a bunch of other ways you can conclude your argument, text, or speech. I'm going to list these below, and while they're not synonymous with 'in conclusion' like the phrases outlined above, they're still effective for rounding up or finalizing your argument.
33. By and large
35. In general
36. Most importantly
37. Taking everything into account
38. In the end
39. As a result
40. As you can see
41. In the final analysis
42. For the most part
43. In the main
45. In short
46. Upon consideration
47. Upon further review
50. What I mean by that
51. In summary
52. What this means
54. With this in mind
55. Considering all this
56. Everything considered
57. All things considered
58. Considering all of the facts
59. In light of these facts
Okay, so now we’ve got some alternative ways of saying ‘in conclusion,’ how about we look at how to use some of these in context?
Let’s use some real-life sentence examples to illustrate.
Here are some formal setting examples:
For all intents and purposes, their hearts are in the right place.
All things considered, the girls seemed just as likely as the boys to want to play team sports.
I think the important thing here is to look at the bottom line.
The bottom line is that it’s good for the soul to listen to music.
And now some examples of more casual conversations:
In a nutshell, I think you and I should be together.
So what I'm saying is, what counts is what you do, not what you don't do.
The gist of it is that it makes more sense to book in advance than to show up on the day.
Long story short, I'm back in New York and looking for a job.
At the end of the day, he just does whatever he wants to, regardless of the consequences.
And this is the moment where we begin our conclusion to this article. As I mentioned earlier, all good articles need a conclusion.
Let’s summarize what we’ve learned:
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